Monday, October 6, 2014

Charm swapping!!! Let the fun begin.

Do you love charm squares?  Scrappy pretty piles of charm squares?  I use them all the time for bee blocks or the quick baby quilt finish, so I like having a colorful selection at the ready.  Several of you have used up your charms from our last swap (me too!) and have asked for another to be organized, so here is your chance to jump in and join in the fun.  It is going to be a small bit different this time, so please read this post fully before signing up.



I am looking for 28 people to join in the fun, but would entertain 56 participants if we are so lucky.  There will be one week of signups starting today and closing on 12 October at midnight.  To sign up, leave a comment below.  If you are (or may possibly be) a no-reply commenter, include your email address in your comment.  Myself, or my fellow Charm Fairy Irina, will be in touch with you after signups close to assign you a color.  That email should arrive by 17 Oct.

When you get your color assignment email, you are to run off and look for TWO prints (1 yard each) that are predominately your assigned color, but in two very different shades of that color.  One dark and the other light.  We are looking for modern prints and not solids.  Be sure that the print you are choosing is of a reasonable scale to be cut into charms.  Fabrics must be 100% cotton of high quality - no cheap-o prints that will bleed everywhere, please.



When you choose your fabric, please upload a photo to the flickr group.  To ensure no duplicates, be sure to check what others have uploaded before you buy your fabric.

Being a Fluffy Sheep Quilting sponsored swap, a 10% discount is offered on any fabrics purchased from the shop.  I will send out a discount code in the email with your color assignment.  If you buy from FSQ, I will also cut the charms for you AND you will not have to pay shipping.  Oh, the happiness!

Cut and ship your fabrics so that they arrive in Galway by 22 November.  If you have not cut charms before, use this tutorial as a guide. A new rotary blade and pressing ahead of time helps a whole bunch.  Include in your parcel a pre-addressed return envelope.  No return envelope, no returned charms.    


You will receive in your returned parcel 112 charms, 56 prints in duplicate.  When shipping comes around, I will ask you to send (via paypal) to me the cost of your shipping so that I do not loose out on paypal fees.  I will not be invoicing you, but requesting you send the payment directly to me by email.

Let's get swapping, friends!

59 comments:

Betsy Grey Crafts said...

Me me me!!!

Ainslie said...

I'd like to join please!

Ruth said...

I'm in - I haven't gotten that rainbow thing out of my system yet and could do lots with these!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

I've regretted not joining your previous swaps and promised myself that I'd join the next one so here I am, reporting for duty!

kerrypuddy said...

I loved the last one so I am in again if you'll have me! X

Nicky said...

Love it, need it please let me in of I'll huff and I'll puff.....

Annah said...

Oh I'd love to be part of this! Thanks!

Mrs.Giggles (Anna) said...

As if there'd ever be a chance I wouldn't join this! Absolutely add me in!

Coser Tejer Crear said...

Yippee!!!! Count me in Cindy please!!!!

Linda Coleman said...

Please put me in Cindy.

Nicola Cooke said...

Please can I be involved? :)

Jackie said...

Please may I join
doyleajackie at gmail dot com

Erin Quinn said...

Despite the fact that I still have last years charms still sitting in my cupboard I totally want in! In fact, if you end up with the bigger cohort, I'll take 2 spots (but only if you go the bigger group - don't want someone to miss out because of me)
E xx

Isisjem said...

Me please!

Joanne said...

Oh me too please!!!!

Erin said...

I'd love to join in too!

Helen Lay said...

I'd like to join in too please. Thanks for organising.

tim said...

please sign me up! thanks
timandmichelle(at)iprimus(dot)com
(dot)au

malmur said...

I would love to join please
malmur@hotmail.com

Lesley said...

That sounds great. Count me in please.

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

I would love to join please!

Teresa

Anita said...

Me too please. I love charm swaps. :)

Sigrun said...

Would love to take part!

Lesley Curry said...

Me too please!!!!

Anna Meier said...

I never participated in a swap before and would really love to. If it's open to international participants count me in!

Aideen said...

I'd love to participate too please if there are spaces left!

Jacinta O' Shea said...

Just deleted my first comment .... Technology working against me this evening. I'd love to join this if places are left 👍👍

Jennie said...

If I'm not too late, me too please!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

left my name on le petit taller's blog earlier. Hope I am not too late

Cindy said...

A second spot for Erin Quinn

Cindy said...

A spot for me (Cindy).

Terri said...

Ohhhh me please! This sounds great!!

quirkyhannah said...

Me me if you get to 56 :)

lynnepusscat.com said...

Sounds fantastic, I'm definitely up for it if you do get to the 56 :-)

Cindy said...

A spot for Chiska from Irina's post.

KJC said...

I would like to join please

Leanne said...

I hope I am not too late for a spot too please.

pennydog said...

Am I too late? :(

Jennifer McEneff said...

Hi, I would love to join if there is still space :)
jennifermceneff @ gmail.com

Irina said...

one spot for CraftySorcha from my post :-)

Dianne Neale said...

Well if I'm not too late, I'd love to join in. It'd be rude not to!

Susy said...

I'd like a spot - rainbow charms sound great!!

Fabraholic said...

I'd love to be a part of this!

Sasha said...

I'd love a spot - (or two if there is space!)

Sonya said...

Please sign me up too

Cindy said...

Spot for Irina

Cindy said...

Second spot for Sasha.

Cindy said...

Spot for Joan Bakboord via email.

Sadie said...

Yes please! Rainbow goodness is always a winner :-)

Fabraholic said...

a second spot for me please, if you still have one free

Cindy said...

spot for fenianfae at gmail dot com from IG post.

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Jodie Zollinger said...

Lovely fabrics and great idea!

Betsy Grey Crafts said...

ah go on I'll take a second spot if there's one left ;-)

Cindy said...

A spot for Anna Giggles

Tina said...

Room for me?

Laura Dixon said...

Uh oh late as ever! Is these any room for a little one? If so please count me in.

Mamasqd said...

Am I too late to sign up?

Quilterbell said...

Hi Cindy, I hope I am not too late! Sign me in if there is a spot available please.

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